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Parking lot south of Communications Building changed to green decal lot

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University parking division changed Lot 4 to now require a green decal for parking. (Hannah Smith | @H_lou_s)

University parking division changed Lot 4 to now require a green decal for parking. (Hannah Smith | @H_lou_s)

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

University parking division changed Lot 4 to now require a green decal for parking. (Hannah Smith | @H_lou_s)

By Austin Phelps and Tyler Malone, Staff Reporters

The university parking division has made changes to the parking permit lots and decals.

Some lots have been changed from red to green decals, including lot 4, located outside McLeod Theater, south of the Communications Building.

Map provided by university parking division.

Green decals are for students living on campus. Red and yellow decals are also available for commuters, but you must apply to see which you’re eligible for online.

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Green decals start at $140 in August, the same price as red decals.

According to the university parking division website, yellow decals start at $60 in August, but are only valid for lots 18 and 56, and in any unassigned and unrestricted parking spaces on campus.

(See more: USG discusses parking changes as result of towers closing)

Four university paid parking lots are now compatible with Whoosh!, a parking app for Android, Apple and Windows phones.

According to the Whoosh! website, it’s a mobile parking application that uses GPS to automatically identify where you are parked.

The app’s website said to use Whoosh!, a user needs to park their car, open their app, choose a location to park, set the duration of time they will be parked and pay.

The app’s website said Whoosh! has features such as notifying you before your time expires through notifications, extending parking times to avoid paying tickets, paying anywhere and seeing a full history of past parking transactions.

Whoosh! has 3.1/5 stars listed on Google Play while the Apple Store shows a rating of 2/5 stars.

According to positive reviews of Whoosh! on Google Play and the Apple Store, customers hadn’t experienced any problems but they would like to be able to navigate the app easier.

Negative customer reviews said problems included inaccurate GPS location, a limit on parking times ending at midnight and overbilling.

Whoosh! can be used on campus and is available for the following metered parking lots:

  • Lot 5, located northwest of Woody Hall
  • Lot 13, located east of the Student Center
  • Lot 29, located on the northeast corner of Wham Drive and Lincoln Drive.
  • Lot 94, located north of the Student Recreation Center

For more information visit the university parking division website.

Staff reporter Austin Phelps can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @austinphelps96.

Staff reporter Tyler Malone can be reached at tmalone@dailyegyptian.com or on Twitter at @TylerJohnMalone.

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